Fridges can cause fires with 'tragic consequences'

Unfortunately, on rare occasions problems do occur and the result can be a big fire with potentially tragic consequences. This is why it's so important to make sure that if a fire involving a fridge or freezer does start, it doesn't spread.London Fire Brigade wants to see tougher standards so that the highly flammable insulation in fridges and freezers is better protected from fire. In the meantime, our advice is that if people notice any strange noises coming from their fridge or freezer, they should call the manufacturer or an electrical repair expert immediately.

– London Fire Brigade deputy commissioner Rita Dexter

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Fridges 'dangerous' in fire

Modern fridges and freezers are the most dangerous household appliance in a blaze, a fire service said as it called for tougher safety standards. The LFB said fridges and freezers contain large amounts of plastic and highly flammable insulation,